15 days in South of France Itinerary

15 days in South of France Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Nice
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Nice
— 3 nights
Fly
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Porto, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly
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Marseille
— 3 nights
Drive
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Avignon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chasseneuil-du-Poitou
— 1 night
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Drive to Nantes, Fly to London Gatwick, Train to Bournemouth

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Nice

— 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Les Petites Porcelaines (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris) and Lérins Islands (in Cannes). Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Place Massena, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice vacation planner.

Bournemouth, UK to Nice is an approximately 7-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Bournemouth to Nice, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Nice is somewhat warmer than Bournemouth - with highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Porto, Corsica

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take a memorable drive along D81, stroll through Calanques de Piana, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Torra d'Omigna, then make a trip to Les Calanche Cliffs, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Reserve of Scandola, and finally hike along Sentier des Muletiers.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto trip planning app.

Fly from Nice to Porto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Porto when traveling from Nice in July, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Marseille

— 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Cassis (Trolib & Cape Canaille) and Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, and don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands.

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Fly from Porto to Marseille in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In July in Marseille, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Avignon

— 3 nights

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avignon: Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles), Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Promenade a Cheval La Marisma & Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, steep yourself in history at Pont d'Avignon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, and visit La Tour des Beaumes.

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Getting from Marseille to Avignon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Avignon sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Carcassonne

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de la Cavayere, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then make a trip to La Porte D'aude, then wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Place Carnot, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and then contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne day trip tool.

Drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

— 1 night
On the 15th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Futuroscope.

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Drive from Carcassonne to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Carcassonne in July, expect Chasseneuil-du-Poitou to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

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